Mermaid Quilting Patterns

“Make a Splash”

There are a few mermaid quilting patterns out there.  But they’re just not our style.

Want one that is different and unique?

Our pattern will fit the bill and make your finished quilt stand out above all others. 

We’ll walk you through how to make this one of a find applique and the different looks it can create.

Pattern

This pattern really looks more complicated than it really is.  We promise that with a little effort and placement your mermaid will look glorious. 

The only thing that you need to keep your mind on is not losing the smaller pieces.  

Don’t worry if you do lose a piece or two. They’re easy to make over again real quick. 

Now is the time to walk you through how to bring it to life.

The How To

In order to start working with this mermaid design, save the pattern to your computer.  You can get the free PDF version by clicking here:

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Feel free to adjust the size if needed with the computer’s own editing software.

When the size is to your liking, print the image out with your printer.

Now that the pattern is physically in your hands we have to trace it onto the paper side of your favorite fusible.

We prefer Heat n Bond brand because it is inexpensive, easy to work with, and less messy. 

Lite hold is used for projects that will be washable and stitched down.  Ultra hold for wall hangs and framed quilts.  You can find this at a number of shops.  Walmart usually has it as well as Fabric.com and Amazon.

Once the mermaid quilting pattern is traced then cut out the design in-between the lines.  This is to ensure that we will be trimming the fabric after the applique pattern is glued on.

Be sure not to cut upon the inner line at this time.  That will happen later.

It’s a good idea to have an envelope or a Ziploc bag handy to put the pieces of fusible into and later the fabric with the fusible backing.  

Now that every shape is cut out it’s time to press them onto the back of the appropriate fabric. Do this with a medium hot iron.  Press the pieces onto the backs of the desired fabric.  Count to 3 as you press down.

When the fusible is glued to the back of the correct fabrics, cut along the inner lines of the design.

Most of the time you will be cutting only a thin layer of fabric along the edges.  This is good as it will prevent your fabric from fraying and avoiding the whiskered effect that you don’t want. 

After doing the last trimming to your design pieces we need to find the placement of where on the fabric you want the design to be. 

Once you have that established, press the pieces into place with the medium hot iron again and count to 5. 

Then you may stitch down your applique with a tight zigzag or satin stitch if so desired.  Otherwise the pattern can be left as a raw edge applique.

Raw edge appliques look excellent as a wall hang or framed work of art.

All the steps completed?

Great!  Your project is complete.

Wrap Up

Making mermaid quilting patterns come to life can be really easy with this simple technique.  We hope you have fun and enjoy.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

 

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